Whiteville woman charged in separate shootings

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) – A Whiteville woman faces several charges in two shootings that happened last week.

Whiteville Police arrested Linda Faye Hickman, 33, of Canal Street, on Thursday for a shooting that happened the day before. According to warrants, on Wednesday, Hickman injured five people and shot into a home on East Columbus Street.

Police said during their investigation, they learned of a separate shooting that happened on Thursday, which resulted in more charges for Hickman.

In all, Hickman is charged with the following:

  • five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill
  • two counts of discharging fiream into occupied property
  • two counts of discharging a firearm in the city limits
  • injury to real property

Hickman is being held under a $351,000 bond.

Hickman was previously charged in 2016 with animal cruelty, after allegedly stabbing her dog while arguing with her boyfriend.

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